Spiny, the life-size Spinosaurus puppet from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will be making a trip to New Philadelphia for a program sponsored by the Tuscarawas County Public Library System. (Submitted photo)

New Philadelphia, Ohio - The Tuscarawas County Public Library will be roaring with excitement on Saturday, October 13, at 1 p.m. when The Carnegie Museum of Natural History of Pittsburgh presents a program featuring a life-size spinosaurus at Jim's Place in New Philadelphia.

"With the popularity of dinosaurs and the release of the latest Jurassic World movie, we are excited to offer this family event to our fall programs," says Public Relations Associate Megan Kovalaske-Grimm.

A museum expert will guide attendees on a journey back to the Age of Dinosaurs. Those in attendance will also have an opportunity to dig for fossils and discuss dinosaur habitats and adaptations.

Kovalaske-Grimm says the highlight of the event will be hearing and seeing the museum's life-size carnivore come to life. 

Spiny is the museum's 10 foot tall, 15 foot long mechanical Spinosaurus dinosaur puppet. Spinosaurus, meaning "spine lizard," is a genus of theropod dinosaur that lived in what is now North Africa about 112 to 93.5 million years ago. Spinosaurus was among the largest of all known carnivorous dinosaurs, nearly as large as or even larger than Tyrannosaurus and Giganotosaurus.

Jim's Place is located at 228 West High Ave, New Philadelphia. Seating for the program is limited, and registration is required. To register or for more information, visit the online registration calendar at or call the Main Library at 330-364-4474 ext. 102. 


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